Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.
Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.
Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.
Fire Fighter III Ernest Pablo
Visitation will begin at 1000 hours on March 24, 2023, at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park-Lower Chapel, which is located at 47-200 Kahekili Highway.
The service will begin at 1100 hours.
Honorary Fire Fighter Allyson “Ally” Tamayose
Visitation will begin at 0930 hours on March 26, 2023, at the Pearl City High School Gym, which is located at 2100 Hookiekie Street.
The service will begin at 1030 hours.
Fire Capt. Gary Murakami
Visitation will begin at 1430 hours on March 11, 2023, at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel, which is located at 1887 Makuakane Street.
The service will begin at 1530 hours.
Senior Pilot Terry Watanabe, Battalion 5, Air 1, 2nd Platoon32 years, 7 months, 25 daysFire Fighter I William Jarrett, Battalion 1, Engine 25, 2nd Platoon19 years, 11 months, 25 days
Battalion Chief Jarin Wong, Battalion 5, 1st Platoon28 years, 10 months
Fire Capt. Patrick Young, Engine 9, 1st Platoon28 years, 11 days
Fire Capt. Jason Katada, Engine 33, 2nd Platoon28 years, 11 days
Fire Capt. Nalu Kukea, Rescue 1, 3rd Platoon28 years, 11 days
Fire Capt. Derek Maurer, Engine 23, 1st Platoon23 years, 11 months, 10 days
Fire Capt. Nilo Melo, Engine 33, 3rd Platoon22 years, 6 months, 25 days
Fire Capt. Nolan Hanohano, Ladder 18, 1st Platoon25 years, 7 months, 26 days
Fire Capt. Kristian Naluai, Engine 27, 3rd Platoon28 years, 11 days
Fire Capt. Brendan O’Connor, Engine 18, 1st Platoon27 years, 5 months, 28 days
Fire Capt. Dean Stowell, Rescue 2, 1st Platoon26 years, 10 months, 24 days
Fire Capt. Ray Yamashita, Engine 10, 1st Platoon30 years, 5 months, 25 days
Fire Fighter III Michael DePonte, Tower 30, 1st Platoon28 years, 11 days
Fire Fighter II Chris Higa, Battalion 3, 1st Platoon17 years, 3 months, 17 days
Fire Fighter II Clayton Choo, Planning and Development, C26 years, 10 months, 24 days
Fire Capt. Kenneth Han, Ladder 29, 1st Platoon25 years, 6 months, 25 days
Fire Capt. Todd Hugo, Engine 27, 2nd Platoon31 years, 9 months
Fire Capt. Alika Winter, Engine 5, 2nd Platoon 25 years, 4 months, 25 days
Fire Fighter I Aaron Bangan, Engine 9, 2nd Platoon19 years, 6 months, 28 days
Ethan AeaChristopher CabasaMichael JonesKeoki KaaleleHank Kaiwi Jr.Sean KamaiShawn KurataniKevin MokulehuaBlake TakahashiAina WatsonRussell Youth
Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).
Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.
Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.
There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.
This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”
This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”
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Jason SamalaDeputy Fire Chief
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